Treasure Island

Harry J. Couchon Jr

(10 17 54 / Bronx New York)

After All These Years


They've finally stopped, my torrent of tears
Since seeing you my daughter, after all these years
Years that without you held only gloom
Now for sadness, in my heart there's no room

Alison I missed you each and every day
I loved you, more than words can say
Love I'm happy to say I can express to you at last
You're back in my life again, so let's forget the past

Not all of it, remember the fun we had?
How I'd forgive you, if you acted bad
Not that you were bad often, in fact hardly ever
Did I stop loving you? No, never

You're my little girl and I'm your daddy
One of the best things that ever happened to me
You and your sister were my reason to live
Giving you all of the love that I had to give

When from you my daughters, I was torn apart
The heavy weight of depression landed in my heart
Depression that lifted, hearing your voice on the phone
You're in my life again, now I'll never be alone

And now to you my little girl, my dear
I promise your daddy will always be here
Whenever you need me all you have to do is call
To ask me for anything, anything at all

And now when I go to sleep at night
I can sleep knowing everything is right
Losing you, one of my greatest fears
You're back in my life, after all these years

Submitted: Monday, May 26, 2008
Edited: Monday, May 26, 2008

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  • , aryaindia (10/10/2008 8:44:00 PM)

    Such an enormously reassuring poem of gratefulness, thanks and acceptance. arya. (Report) Reply

  • Konjit Berhane (6/1/2008 11:29:00 AM)

    gREAT Piece of work....

    thanx for sharin...loved it loved it and more

    i give it beyond 10

    koni (Report) Reply

  • Linda Ori (5/26/2008 10:46:00 AM)

    There's a bond between fathers and daughters that is so special. You make the reader fully aware of this and of the depth of your loss. We always hear about abandoned mothers with children, but we hardly ever hear the other side of the story - some very heartbroken fathers out there, too. Thanks for this piece from another perspective. Well done!
    Linda Midnight :) (Report) Reply

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